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The Latinamerican and Caribbean economy is forecasted to contract 1.9% this year following six years of sustained growth, but is expected to expand 3.1% in 2010, according to the latest estimates released Wednesday by the United Nations Latinamerican and Caribbean Economic Commission, Cepal in Santiago de Chile.
The Guatemalan government will request from Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez additional information on alleged scheming for a coup against President Álvaro Colom, said on Monday an official source.
The Chilean sheep farming industry is embarking on a million dollar master plan to boost the national sheep population and double lamb exports by 2010.
Sea access, trade, energy, cooperation and delisting coca leaves from the dangerous drugs inventory were among the main issues addressed by Bolivian president Evo Morales and his Uruguayan host President Tabare Vazquez during his brief visit to Montevideo on Monday.
Argentina called for a meeting of regional Public Health ministers to address the A/H1N1 virus situation and try to harmonize measures to counterattack the pandemic, announced the Ministry of Health in an official release.
Chilean president Michelle Bachelet denied Monday having discussed with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the situation of Jose Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States, OAS.
Chilean media reported this weekend that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has twice stated to Chile’s government that the US will not support the re-election in 2010 of Chile’s José Miguel Insulza to head the Organization of American States (OAS).
Chilean tourism agencies are now selling cruise-ship packages at heavily discounted prices to combat the drop in sales brought on by the worldwide economic crisis.
Two weeks ago Corte Ingles Travel held an overnight sale auction on their cruises, attended by more than 200 people.
Santiago is one of the cheapest cities for foreigners, according to a survey published by finance consultancy Mercer. The Chilean capital is the fourth most economical city in Latinamerica and the 15th cheapest worldwide. The Uruguayan capital Montevideo also figures among the most accessible and liveable cities in the region.
The head of the New York Philharmonic met with Cuban officials and toured facilities in Havana on Saturday ahead of an October visit to the Castro brothers’ regime by the renowned orchestra.